Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

Island Mound

View of the Island Mound battlefield

4837 NW County Road, Butler MO 64730

Black Union troops first saw Civil War action here in a battle with Confederate guerrillas Oct 29, 1862. The First Kansas Colored, organized at Fort Leavenworth (KS) was dispatched here despite the fact that it would be months before African-American troops were mustered officially into national service. Interpreted trail describes the action

Park open daylight hours.